A 33 year old man in Georgia is charged with child endangerment after forgetting to drop his 22 month old son off at daycare before heading to work. Dad forgot the child was in the car and parked his car at work. At the end of the day when dad returned to the car to go home, his child was lifeless in the car seat. Due to discrepancies in the dad's answers to questions, it seems that he is now being charged with felony murder and first degree child cruelty. Some of the new information revealed that the dad stopped for breakfast with the son about a half-mile from dad's office. After breakfast, dad put the child in the car seat and then went to work just a short distance away. Additionally, dad went to the car at lunch and put an object in the front seat. How he didn't notice the child in the back is unknown. The question now is was this a tragic accident or did dad intend to kill the child.
In Minnesota, a man broke into a home to steal. However, before leaving the house, he noticed a computer and logged onto his own Facebook account. When the victim returned home, he saw his house was ransacked and noticed his computer screen with a Facebook page up for someone he didn't know. Turns out the thief stopped to check his Facebook status before leaving the house. The victim left his phone number on the man's page and when the man sent him a text, the victim replied stating, "you left a few things at my house last night how can I get them back to you." Police were waiting at the house when the thief returned a short time later to pick up his alleged items left.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that the police need warrants to search cellphones of people they arrest. In the opinion, Justice Roberts Jr. wrote that given the vast amount of data and information contained on individual cell phones these days, the information MUST be protected from routine inspection.
In 2010, a woman in Montreal stopped her car on a highway traffic lane to help a family of ducks that were on the roadway. While the woman was trying to help the ducks, a man and his daughter riding a motorcycle were driving on the same highway and slammed into the back of the woman's car, causing both riders of the motorcycle to die. A jury in Montreal convicted the woman of causing two deaths. She now faces a potential life sentence in jail.
While people mean well when stopping for animals, you need to be aware of the vehicle traveling behind you and whether or not they will expect or see your vehicle inappropriately stopped in the lane of travel.